How to add files (ebooks and documents)?

You can open following file types in Outread: ePub (DRM-free), PDF, DOC, DOCX, RTF and TXT. If you have files in other formats, you can try using Calibre to convert them to TXT (documents) or EPUB (books).

In most apps (e.g. Dropbox, Files) choose a file, tap on icon, then choose Copy to Outread. You may first need to scroll the second row horizontally and tap on the More button.

This option requires Outread+.

How to add web pages from Mobile Safari?

You can save articles using Outread's save extension. It's possible from any app that has the share sheet.

To activate it, tap on icon, then choose Outread. You may first need to scroll the second row horizontally and tap on the More button.

How to add a URL or plain text?

To add any URL, simply tap on the + button on the main screen and then choose Paste URL. To add any text, tap on + and then choose Paste Text.

Does Outread have a URL scheme?

Yes, the following URLs are supported:
  • outread:// – opens the app
  • outread://save?url=http://bbc.in/MsxPYw – saves the content of the URL

How does the Archived items section work?

Remote articles (from Instapaper, Pocket and Readability) are kept on the device for 24 hours after being archived. Local articles – added through Outread – are kept indefinitely, but you can delete them quickly by tapping on x and then on Clear (on the right of Archived items label).

Why are some articles not syncing?

At the moment there is a limit – only 250 (Instapaper, Pocket and Readability) or 75 (Pinboard) newest articles per service are synchronized. This limit ensures responsiveness on all devices.

Why are some articles not displaying properly?

Every website is different, so occasionally some of them may not work properly. As a quick fix you can open the page in Safari, select the content, copy it, and paste it into Outread (select + and then Paste Text).

I have a different question

Please email us at contact@outreadapp.com.